COVID-19 cases hit two largest US cities differently

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles recorded its first case of COVID-19 five weeks before New York City, yet it’s New York that is now the United States (US) epicentre of the disease. Public health officials are keeping a wary eye and warning that Los Angeles could end up being as hard hit as New York in coming weeks, in part because a planned increase in testing may uncover a dramatic surge in cases. Testing in Los Angeles County is expected to increase from 500 per day to 5,000 by the end of the week. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin